Nebraska Authors

Dionne Searcey

Born Wymore, NE

Searcey wrote a memoir of living with her family in Dakar, Senegal when serving as the West Africa Bureau Chief for The New York Times.

Places Lived

Wymore, NE
Brooklyn, NY

Author Of

  • Journalism
  • Nonfiction
  • Biography





Places Worked

The New York Times
The Wall Street Journal
The Seattle Times
Chicago Tribune


Recipient of the Michael Kelly Award for courage in international reporting
Recipient of the Society of Professional Journalists' Sigma Delta Chi award


In Pursuit of Disobedient Women. 2020.

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